April 22nd 10:25 pm
Welcome to the New Moon in Taurus which wanes at 10:25 PM on 4/22/2020. The Moon, which represents our emotional nature, our inner self including dreams, subconscious, instincts, habit patterns, and unconscious drives. Taurus is feminine fixed earth, and when we say fixed, we mean really fixed. Taurus is stability and stubbornness. Ruled by the roman goddess of beauty, and pleasure, Venus, Taurus is affectionate, stable, and practical. Te Moon in Taurus stabilizes, and strengthens our emotions and assists in drawing to you, the perfect environment for having what you need always at hand.
Aspecting this New Moon is the conjunction with the Sun, and Uranus, the square with Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn.
The conjunction occurs when planets are on the same degree, and is a position of intense unification. The Sun, representing our basic character, our outer conscious personality, ego, and will, also in the sign of Taurus with its’ sister, the Moon. The Sun in Taurus brings great patience, kindness, and gentle steadiness. With 5th house energies, both the Sun, and Moon bring an expressive, and outgoing creative nature. The Sun’s energies bring internal strength, and independence.
Uranus is the planet of change, upsets, and unconventionality. In Taurus, Uranus brings new insight into what’s going on around us, helping us to see the bigger picture, which in these times, could prove very useful. The chart says we can get away from it all with gardening, but considering that the garden centers are all CLOSED, I don’t see how that’s quite possible, but I’ll take it on faith. Maybe we can order stuff on-line! But I digress. Uranus, although typically unconventional, in Taurus becomes a bit traditional, but maybe in these days, with things so modern, and technical, being traditional is itself unconventional.
The square occurs when planets are at 90 degrees, and is considered a position of tension in order to stimulate action. Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto here remain as the Three Musketeers, all standing in their place to push the Moon for action.
Jupiter is the planet of good luck, and expansion, Saturn is the planet of limitations, and responsibilities, and Pluto is the planet of regeneration. Together they represent good things through discipline. Jupiter, and Pluto sit in the sign of Capricorn, which is the sign of the harvest where we reap that which we have sown in the past, and Saturn sits in the sign of Aquarius. Capricorn is feminine cardinal earth, while Aquarius is masculine fixed air.
Jupiter in Capricorn becomes conservative, and practical; never ruled by emotions, cool, and competent. Pluto in Capricorn is also practical, but tends to keep emotions hidden, and pent up. Saturn in Aquarius has difficulty controlling emotions, which could result in flare-ups. Starting to get the picture that possibly Pluto, and Saturn are the two that set the fire under the practical and stable Moon, and Sun, to get things moving, and whatever that means to you. Check your chart to see how this New Moon may affect you.
Today in the Hebrew is the 15th day of the month of Nissan, the month of Pesach. According to the traditional hebrew calendar, today counts as the 14th day of the counting of the omer. Omer is barley, and the tradition is for the first offering of barley at the temple. It also counts the number of days that Moshe was on the mountain while the people waited to receive the Torah upon his return. But there is some ambiguity as to when the count is supposed to begin, which also means there is some ambiguity as to when the feast of Shavuot is actually supposed to be. The instruction in Leviticus 23 says to count 49 days beginning with the sabbath following Pesach. The traditional hebrew calendar begins the count on the night following Pesach taking the Pesach as a sabbath. However, the scripture is not clear as to whether or nor that is the “sabbath” from which to begin the count or the actual Friday-Saturday Sabbath of that week. What’s the difference and why do we care today? Well, we don’t unless we are trying to strictly follow the letter of the biblical instructions, which pagans typically are not. However, all things ARE relative, and therefore, pagans can appreciate that correct timing IS important, especially when we consider the proper day or moon phase to perform a particular type of ritual. The timing of the new, and full moons are particularly important which has been my argument against the traditional hebrew calendar for years since they typically count Rosh Chodesh on the day the Sun actually moves into the month as opposed to when the sliver of the new moon is actually seen.
The History Channel show, “Ancient Aliens,” often speaks of the story of of the “sons of god,” that the bible speaks of coming to earth and mating with human women. The creation stories as found in many traditions tells of beings from other worlds coming here mine gold, and creating a race of beings as slaves to do the mining for them. The Book of Enki suggests one such story where his brother, the eldest, Enlil, (Pharoah) wanted to keep the humans as they were, as slaves, whereas Enki (Moshe) desired to give them the “book of knowledge,” or eternal life, as they, the gods. I often say, the only way the bible really makes any sense to me, is if you read it with the understanding that, while it may have truth in it, it is NOT historically true, and must be read with an open mind toward the existence, and possibility of beings from another planet taking part in mans’ evolution. By definition, any entity that does not originate on the earth is considered extra-terrestrial. Science has long postulated that we have many species currently living on the earth that did not originate here. Why is it that we cannot take the step toward admitting that life does not exclusively exist on earth. Therefore, if we must believe that a god created all, we would have to make the allowance that such a being must exist everywhere and have a much larger role in the entire cosmos than our limited religious minds generally allow for.
Science has made the leap into the belief that time folds into itself, and that different dimensions exist within the same plane at the same time, and that our consciousness has the ability to expand to different dimensions at will. A book I was recently reading on the Akashic records, stated that our conscious energy is like a torus that surrounds us with energy constantly circulating in, and around us. How can we consider such things, and yet limit our understanding only to the dimension where we live our everyday lives? The universe is so much bigger than what we see before us, yet we allow ourselves to get bogged down in the details of a fear campaign over a virus. Is “alonetogether” just another way to separate us from our true oneness?
The Hebrew letter that created the month of Nissan is the letter Heh. Livekabbalah.org provides as follows:
“The letter ה (Hei), which created Aries, has a great deal of power. This is the letter of Sefirat Malkhut, which represents life in our world and our Desire to Receive and is the vessel of the soul. Since our will power is what is controlling this world and everything depends on it, the name of Sefirat is Malkhut (kingdom in Hebrew), symbolizing monarchy and control.
Our inner and external wars are a result of slavery to our urges, drives and fears. Nisan gives us the opportunity to break out of slavery and liberate ourselves, creating a peaceful, quiet life in the year to come. In order to do so, we need to do learn the nature of this zodiac sign and the awareness related to it. That will help us to overcome our own zodiac sign, the stars, moon and sun, our past obstacles, difficulties and failures, overcome everything. That is the power of Nisan and Aries.”
In our last moon writing, we were speaking about how we wrote our own charts indicating what we needed to experience in this existence. However, although there is much to support that we are mere pawn in someone else’s plan, or we are victims of pre-destiny, the fact of the matter really is, that we’re not. We generally only submit to that because of our learned patterns in life. We can change the scenario at any time we will ourselves to do so.
The letter Heh represents the 15th Path on the Kabbalistic tree of life connecting the sephira of Chokmah (2-wisdom) with the sephira of Tiphareth (5 beauty), and the Star in the Thoth Tarot. The mantra for the 15th Path is “the divine energy brings growth, light, and order.”
Although Aries is considered left column energy, the hebrew word that created the month of Aries, the HEI and its associated Tree of Life Path begin with a sphere on the right column traveling to the center; the 15th path connecting Chokmah (wisdom) to the sphere of Tiphareth (beauty) in the spheres above the veil. Since all things manifest occur in the lowest sphere, Malkuth, the 15th path seeks to connect us with those higher vibrations, where we are mindful of what we are creating, and what we are creating is for a higher good, than what we allow our ego based spirit to create.
“The Maharal1 tells us that the design of the hei is comprised of a dalet and a yud. The dalet is composed of one horizontal line (signifying width) and another that is vertical (signifying height), which together represent the physical world, the world of materialism. The yud (the detached left leg) represents G‑d, and thus spirituality.
In Chassidic thought,2 the hei represents thought, speech and action. Just as the form of the hei is composed of three lines, so do thought, speech and action comprise the three garments of the soul, the three garments through which we express ourselves.”
The letter Hei is associated with the Star in the Thoth Tarot. Corax.com says “the Star is the trump of hope and trust for the sensitive understanding of cosmic coherence, the intuition that everything is in balance and harmony.” What Crowley says of this card is too voluminous for this medium and I would direct the curious to seek that information for themselves. Suffice it to say, this card is packed with deep cosmic meaning, and understanding of even the simplest symbolism can lead one to further enlightenment.
Chokmah represents reflection, meditation, intuition, and insight and symbolizes the mirror in which God’s oneness reflects itself, assisting us in locating the divine within ourselves. Tiphareth, which was also included in the path from the Full Moon festival, is related to the sun in your chart and shows you where you can express your highest good, which is at the heart of the meaning of the sphere.
— Sphere of Chokmah —
The Sphere of Destination is Chokmah, known alternatively as “The Great Stimulator” and “Wisdom.”
It is called the Illuminating Intelligence.
The Hebrew Divine Names are Yah, Tetragramaton or Jehovah.
The Archangel is Ratziel, the Prince of Princes of the knowledge of hidden and concealed things; the “Herald” of God.
The Order of Angels is the Auphanium, the Wheels or Whirling Forces, which are also called the order of Kerubim.
The zodiacal influence is space; the entire Sphere of the Zodiac.
The number is 2; the second Glory.
The Tarot card correspondences are the four twos and the four Kings.
The element is fire in fire.
The color is grey.
The scent is musk.
The herb is amaranth.
The stones are star ruby, turquoise, aquamarine and lapis.
The metal is uranium or lead.
The living being is man.
Plants are fennel, buttercup and absynth.
The symbols are the phallus, the tower, the wand, the line, the hexagram and the circle.
The body part is the left side of the face.
The chakra is the Third Eye Center and the gland is the pineal.
The magical image is a bearded male figure.
The weapon is a wand, symbol of the magical Will and divine wisdom.
The magical and mystical experiences are those of a vision of God face to face and a flash of mystical Light.
— Sphere of Tiphareth —
We commence our journey in the Sphere of Tiphareth, Beauty and Harmony.
The Hebrew Divine name is Jehovah Aloah Va Daath.
It is known as the Mediating Intelligence.
The Archangel is Raphael, Prince of Brightness, Beauty and Life; the Archangel of Healing.
The Order of Angels is the Melechim, the Angelic Kings called the Order of Virtues; Angels and Rulers who are responsible for creating and maintaining perpetual balance and harmony in all things.
The corresponding planet is the Sun.
The number is 6.
Tarot correspondences are the four sixes and the four Princes.
The symbols of Tiphareth are the Calvary Cross, the Rose Cross, the Truncated Pyramid and the Cube.
The stones are topaz and diamond.
The metal is gold.
The color is yellow.
The element is air.
The corresponding body part is the breast.
The corresponding chakra is the Heart Center and the gland is the thymus.
Living beings are the lion, the child and the phoenix.
The symbolic creature is the sparrow-hawk or the owl.
The musical note is an “F.”
The scents are aloe, cinnamon and clove.
Herbs are angelica, almond, frankincense and myrrh.
The magical image is a Majestic King, a Child, or a Sacrificed God.
The mythical correspondences are all of the Sacrificed Gods including Egyptian Osirus, Indian Krishna and Bhudda and the Christian Jesus.
The spiritual experience is a vision of the harmony of things and of healing and redemption.
The magical phenomenon is a vision of the self made perfect and a manifestation of the “day” star.
— 15th Path —
The 15th Path is known as the Constituting Intelligence, so called because it constitutes the substance of creation in pure darkness.
The esoteric title is the Sun of the Morning, Chief among the Mighty.
It is the principle of Universal Life.
The meaning of the simple form of the letter is sight.
The corresponding astrological sign is Aries.
The planetary influence is Mars.
The element is fire.
The Tarot Major Arcanum card that corresponds is The Emperor.
Symbols on the Path are the Ankh Cross, the Orb of Dominion, the stars and constellations of the Zodiac.
The living creature is the owl.
The symbolic creature is the ram.
Stones are ruby or red jasper.
The scent is frankincense.
Plants are geranium and sage.
Herbs are cayenne pepper and dragon’s blood.
The musical note is a “C.”
The corresponding body part is the head.
The metal is iron.
The spiritual experience is an insight and an understanding into the foundation and formation of genetic structure and of the solar system itself.
Mythological correspondences are the Greek Minerva, the Roman Athena and Mars and the Hindu Shiva.
according to Thoth Tarot – colors Violet sky blue
Areas the 15th Path will help you:
Increasing cognitive ability; increased awareness, clarity and alertness
Mental telepathy and clairaudience; improved physical vision
Insight into the infinite
Freeing consciousness and perception; gaining the “vision” to know where you’re going
Learning to listen to your inner voice to find answers
Learning to raise your consciousness through controlling the rate and direction of the spinning flow of your energy
Maintaining your balance and harmony in all ways
Aiding past life recall
Increasing ability to embrace peace and happiness
Clearing and opening all of your chakras, especially the Third Eye
Freedom resulting from self-forgiveness, and the forgiving of others
Empathy; knowing how it feels to “walk in someone else’s shoes”
Insight into others, and ability to accept others
Knowing that there is a purpose to everything, that everything is part of a perfectly meshing universal mechanism that you can now begin to see
Oneness with God
Wholeness; recognizing that the whole is always greater than the sum of its parts
Gaining solidity and rootedness; establishing order; improved organizational skills
Reassessment of your life, with a reassertion of goals, and the knowledge that you are on the right path
Developing assertiveness and a “take charge” attitude
Burning, sizzling, sparking away blockages
Increasing heat production, and healing ability
Healing illnesses from past lives
Studying sciences, such as astrology
Chic Cicero writes of the 15th path:
“The Fifteenth Path is the Constituting Intelligence, so called because it constitutes the substance of creation in pure darkness, and men have spoken of these contemplations; it is that darkness spoken of in Scripture, Job 38:9, “and thick darkness a swaddling hand for it.
The Hebrew letter Heh means “window,” an opening which permits light and air into a building. The light is the light of divine wisdom, the air is the breath of the divine life-force, and the building is the house (Beth) of the Lower Self. This letter is often
said to be the letter which represents life and the nature of being. Heh has an added correspondence with the faculty of sight. This “sight” implies watchfulness, investigation, and alertness. Heh is the window through which we can see the divine. As a path of power and divine will that streams downward from the Chiah (Chokmah) to the Ruach (Tiphareth), the Fifteenth Path relates to the practice of ritual magic. The Path of Heh is the path that establishes, arranges, and channels the divine lifeforceit brings cosmic order and divine law where once there was none.”
Path Symbol: Orb of Dominion
Path of Hei: